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Hendrick Motorsports hauler wearing William Byron’s automobile catches fireplace upon arrival in Indianapolis

Hendrick Motorsports hauler wearing William Byron’s automobile catches fireplace upon arrival in Indianapolis
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The Hendrick Motorsports workforce hauler wearing the No. 24 automobile pushed by means of William Byron stuck fireplace upon its arrival on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday, harmful the hauler however leaving Byron’s number one automobile slightly unscathed.

In step with the workforce, the fireplace broke out within the hauler’s generator. According to Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports, Byron’s hauler have been parked around the boulevard from the racetrack when its staff spotted the fireplace as they have been washing the hauler. The staff was once ready to start out addressing the fireplace prior to firefighters arrived, and nobody was once throughout the hauler when the fireplace broke out.

Byron’s number one automobile for this weekend was once lined in soot, however was once in a different way undamaged within the fireplace. The workforce’s apparatus was once additionally now not broken, and a backup hauler has been dispatched from Hendrick Motorsports’ race store in Brotherly love, N.C. to Indianapolis.

“An enormous thanks to everybody who helped out with the 24 hauler lately together with the monitor, NASCAR, the native fireplace division and different workforce hauler drivers,” Byron mentioned in a statement posted to Twitter. “Everybody jumped in and helped our workforce out lately and that fortify way so much to all people at the 24 workforce.”

NASCAR’s weekend time table known as for haulers to go into the monitor starting at 7 a.m. on Friday, with the storage opening and inspection starting at 12:30. Because of the fireplace, NASCAR authorised the No. 24 workforce to sell off their hauler and put it within the storage house in a single day.

Fortunately, Byron’s race workforce may have numerous time to paintings on their number one automobile prior to having to ship it out and let it run. Cup Sequence vehicles first hit the monitor on Saturday for follow and qualifying at 9:30 a.m.

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